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Start at Yavapai College

Finish at the university of your choice

We are dedicated to helping students get started at Yavapai College and transfer into the university program that will fit their goals. Through our transfer partnerships and tools we can help you prepare for your next steps.

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Get Started: Select your Transfer Path

Required For Successful Transfer: meet with your advisor for every step of the transfer process.

Transfer to YC

Get Started with our Transfer Student Checklist

YC is a great place to continue your education. If you have previous college coursework, send your official transcripts from your previous college directly to the Yavapai College Registrar. Official transcripts will be evaluated to determine how much credit will be granted for transfer courses toward satisfying Yavapai College degree and certificate requirements. Students should meet with an academic advisor to achieve maximum benefit when establishing an academic plan.

NOTE Yavapai College accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions. Only courses 100-level or above with a grade of "C" or better will be considered for transfer credit and will be evaluated based on course descriptions and learning outcomes.

Transfer from YC to a University

Get Started with our Guide to a Successful University Transfer

We have partnerships with several universities to help students make a smooth transition into their bachelor's degree. YC students receive dedicated advisement to help with academic planning and preparation for transfer. As students meet with their advisor throughout their journey, they receive tips and resources to make a successful transfer.

Start at YC in High School (Early College students)

Get Started with our Early College team

Yavapai College offers courses for college credit at high schools throughout Yavapai County. Our early college advisors help students plan their path for continuing into a bachelor's degree and work with students in understanding important differences between the Freshman and Transfer designation when applying for admissions and scholarships.

NOTE: A Freshman is a student with fewer than 12 college credits earned after completing high school or GED; college credits earned before high school graduation or GED do not affect freshman status. A transfer student has 12 or more college credits earned after completing high school.

Finish your YC Program (Reverse Transfer)

Get Started with our Advising team

Students who transfer to a university without completing their associate's degree are given the opportunity to combine community college and university credits to determine if missing associate degree requirements have been met. Connect with our advising team to see if this might work for you.

Information about Reverse Transfer at Arizona's public universities: ASU, NAU, UA

University Partners

Meet and connect with your university liasion who will be there to support your transfer destination


9/14/22 Teacher Certification - YC to NAU Virtual Information Session 4:30pm Virtual Register
9/15/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Verde Valley Register
9/21/2022 Northern Arizona University 11:00am - 1:00pm Prescott Register
9/22/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
9/28/22 Prescott Fall University Transfer Fair 10:30am Prescott Register
9/28/22 Verde Fall University Transfer Fair 2:30pm Verde Register
9/29/22 Southern New Hampshire University 10:30am-12:30pm Prescott / Zoom Register
10/05/2022 Transfer Scholarship Night 5:00pm Prescott Zoom
10/05/2022 Northern Arizona University 11:00am - 2:00pm Verde Valley Register
10/06/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
10/17-21/22 National Transfer Week All Week Check back for event info
10/20/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
10/20/2022 Arizona State University - Student Panel 2:30pm - 3:30pm Prescott / Zoom Register
10/26/2022 Northern Arizona University 11:00am - 2:00pm Prescott Register
10/26/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Verde Valley Register
10/27/2022 Western Governors University Visit 11:00 am - 1:00pm Prescott Register
11/3/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
11/09/2022 Northern Arizona University 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
11/16/2022 Northern Arizona University 10:30am - 1:30pm Verde Valley Register
11/17/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register
11/30/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Verde Valley Register
11/30/2022 Northern Arizona University 11:00am - 2:00pm Prescott Register
12/1/2022 Grand Canyon University Visit 10:30am - 1:30pm Prescott Register

  Click on the logos for more information for each university.


Upcoming University Events

Get a better understanding about the schools, and find out if they offer you what you need on your transfer journey.


AZTransfer is a statewide collaboration to help students navigate their higher education options in the State of Arizona.

AZTransfer Course Equivalency Guide Explore YC Major Guides

Your Guide to a Successful University Transfer

Preparation and planning is important for a smooth transfer. The process at each college varies - work with your YC advisor and University Admissions Advisor throughout. When everyone is involved, you are less likely to lose credits and more likely to stay on track to a college degree.

Use this downloadable guide (.pdf) to complete important tasks throughout your program. Each step includes recommended benchmarks and valuable tools with timelines that will assist with keeping you on track for your transfer that you can view below.

Select the appropriate YC program to align with your future goals (1st Semester)

  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science students must select electives that align with your area of focus for transfer. To select appropriate electives, students should meet with their advisor and use Suggested Course Sequences and Major Guides
  • Associate of General Studies does not have an AGEC built into program requirements and students must work with their advisor to determine if this is an appropriate degree for transfer based on your goals.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees are designed to prepare for employment. Speak with your advisor if you are completing an AAS and want to transfer so you can explore BAS or 90/30 bachelor degree options.

Gather information about universities and programs that will fit your future goals (25-50% completion of YC program)

Apply for university admissions, build connections, and explore opportunities (51-75% program completion)

  • It is typically recommended that you apply for admissions 1 year prior to starting at the university.
  • Completing your admissions application and FAFSA early can give you access to more scholarship opportunities!
  • If you are applying to 3 or more universities, check if they all accept the Common Application.
  • University and program admissions can have separate requirements. Some programs, such as business, art, and music, may have special admission requirements beyond the requirements to be admitted to the university. University program advisors can help clarify requirements and provide important tips to prepare for special requirements.
  • Additional program admission requirements may include a higher minimum GPA, portfolio, auditions, etc.

Complete YC program and prepare for final transfer steps (76-100% program completion)